December 31, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI issued the following statement from its President and CEO Jason Oxman in reaction to President Trump’s decision to extend the executive order banning high-skilled foreign-born workers from entering the United States:

“By extending this executive action, President Trump continues to prevent U.S. employers – in the tech sector and beyond – from hiring the high-skilled workers they need to repower the economy and drive innovation. At a critical time for the U.S. economy, this extension prolongs the uncertainty employers across the United States have encountered during the COVID-19 pandemic and will extend the ban’s dangerous impact on the economic recovery and growth for years to come. We urge President Trump to recognize the long-term harm this action creates and to reverse his decision. Looking ahead, we ask the incoming Biden-Harris Administration to work with the business community on a plan that will actually bolster job growth and ensure economic security for all Americans.”

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